- I need help please…retro fitting brake to Isla Rothan part 2…
dremel or file a slot in the plug and screw it out anticlockwise with a flat screwdriver: plugs will doubtless be rammed in real tight so kids can’t remove it and threads may be keeping them wedged in.
(if you have a steady hand and pin spanner you could do the same but drilling 2 tiny holes in the top at 3 and 9’o clock.)Posted 8 years ago
Ok, screw a corkscrew, one with a fluted thread rather than a wound thread (like a spring), into the hole in the platic. Then use the corkscrew to haul it out.
Alternatively, nibble at the plastic with some side-cutting snips untill you can pull it out with those horrificly rusty pliers that lurk in your shed.Posted 8 years agolisterMember
Right, did’t have the brake studs, which is why I couldn’t do this the other night, but have them now…
CAn’t believe this is causing so much hassle, I’ve fitted V brakes hundreds of times but I’ve can’t work out what to do now.
The brake mounts have some sort of hard plastic/rubber plug in them that I need to get out before I can screw the brake studs in…but buggered if I can get them out!
They seem to have an internal thread that takes the brake bolt, but if I screw it in then I can’t pull the plug out.
I can fit a blade between the mount and the plug, but leverage seems to just bend the plastic…I don’t want to damage the plug incase I end up leaving a completely inaccesible piece in side the mount…
I’ve also tried to put a thin allen key in though the back of the mount and push but to no avail.
Help please! I don’t want to damage the thread in the mount and I’m impatient and don’t want to ring Isla bikes again!
Ta…thanks for reading!Posted 8 years ago
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